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Travels By Iris, LLC
An Independent Agency in
the Avoya Travel Network
Iris Messina: 800-706-0359
Avoya Customer Care: 800-788-0970
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Iris Messina with Travels By Iris, LLC
An Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network

About Iris Messina

My Agency is an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network

Thank you for visiting my webpage!

I am thrilled my agency an independently owned and operate affiliate of Avoya Travel. Avoya Travel has been an award-winning American Express Representative for over 20 years, which is quite simply the best credibility in the travel industry. As an Avoya Independent Affiliate I am an authorized representative of all the major ocean cruise lines, river cruise line and ground tour operators.

My hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 8pm, Pacific time. Saturdays by appt and Sundays 10am - 3pm.

My direct, toll-free VIP line is (800) 706-0359.
My local, L.A. number is (310) 665-0967

I forward my calls to my cell phone when I'm out of the office, and my emails come to my iPhone, allowing me to be responsive to my clients almost around the clock.

My email address is: [email protected]

When I'm on a cruise, I have a "backup agent", one of Avoya’s highly skilled affiliates, whom I've briefed on all my active clients and who is there to help while I’m away with their questions and needs.

When you book with me, you get all my expertise and personalized attention, the benefits of an American Express affiliated agency plus a professional support team. This is a win-win situation for me and my clients.

I specialize in the following vendors:
Oceania Cruises
Silversea Cruises
Uniworld Boutique River cruises
AmaWaterways
Viking River Cruises
Tauck

Awards/Certifications

Oceania Cruises - Certified Specialist

My Travel Adventures

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey” Pat Conroy

I am an avid outdoors person. I am the only person I know who brings their hiking boots on a luxury cruise (you never know when you might need them)! I love the beach and the ocean. I love to meet new people, see new places, eat new foods, have new experiences.

The world is yours to explore. Why spend your time sitting on the sofa when you can see it for yourself? Why watch the Travel Channel when you can experience it firsthand? I don’t want the latest big screen, car or electronic equipment; I would rather spend my time and money to see the world while I can.

I’ve been to Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean and Europe. I’ve been to many of the National Parks in the American Southwest. There are many more places I hope to visit and continue writing about in the future. I have my bucket list, too.

Be sure to ask me about my most recent Silversea Cruise or about the time I was taking a tour of the bridge on the Celebrity Solstice and got caught by the ship’s captain while I was sitting in his chair! (Fortunately, since we are both Greek, it was ok!)

Iris Messina Reviews

"Iris Messina is the only agent I have dealt with at Avoya, and she does it all. Typically, I travel with my sister, and Iris communicates very well with both of us, planning vacations that are adventurous and fun. She takes care with our budgets. And her knowledge has always been most helpful to us. Her honesty and straight-dealing is most welcome; we know we can trust her counsel regarding travel. In an area that has limitless possibilities and limited disposable expenditure, we count on Iris and Avoya to help us make all those tick marks on our Bucket List." ~ Veronica L.

"Iris Messina is the only agent I have dealt with at Avoya, and she does it all. Typically, I travel with my sister, and Iris communicates very well with both of us, planning vacations that are adventurous and fun. She takes care with our budgets. And her knowledge has always been most helpful to us. Her honesty and straight-dealing is most welcome; we know we can trust her counsel regarding travel. In an area that has limitless possibilities and limited disposable expenditure, we count on Iris and Avoya to help us make all those tick marks on our Bucket List." ~ Veronica L.

"Iris seemed to go the extra mile for us. She was very helpful answering all our questions and getting us the best deal possible. We've already recommended her to friends." ~ Donna H.

"Iris seemed to go the extra mile for us. She was very helpful answering all our questions and getting us the best deal possible. We've already recommended her to friends." ~ Donna H.

"Iris Messina best agent I have had in twenty years of traveling" ~ Jerry H.

"Iris Messina best agent I have had in twenty years of traveling" ~ Jerry H.

"This is the third time I have used Avoya and Iris Messina. She covers all aspects of the trip and finds the best deal. We are kept informed of any problems or changes. A very knowledgeable and helpful agent." ~ Thomas W.

"Iris Messina is very personable and seems passionate about your job. She handles all trip details exceptionally well. If I have questions or encounter any problems relating to my trip, she addresses them promptly and gets back to me ASAP. She even gave me her personal cell number when I was leaving and told me to call her if needed. That was very reassuring. " ~ Terry C.

"Quite possibly the best agency and agent in my 30 yrs of travel. Iris Messina is exceptional. I have recommended her and your agency to friends, and they are just as impressed." ~ Jerry H.